Upcoming Walk: Saturday, 7th July 2018, Paradise Meadows

SAT. July 7, 9:30 am : Nature Walk – Early Blooms in Paradise Meadows #2

Naturalists will lead an easy, 2-2 ½ hour walk around the Meadows loops identifying the subalpine plants and trees.
Meet at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre, Paradise Meadows at 9:30 am. Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please. Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org). For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

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Upcoming Walk: Sunday, July 1st 2018, Lake Helen MacKenzie

SUN. July 1, 11:00 am: Lake Helen Mackenzie/Battleship Lake loop

Naturalists will lead this easy hike around the Battleship/ Helen Mackenzie Loop ( 4 hrs, 8.5 km round trip). Pack a lunch. Meet at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre, Paradise Meadows at 11:00 am. Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please. Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org). For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

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Upcoming Walk: Saturday, June 30th 2018, Elk River Valley

SAT. June 30, 9:00am: Elk River Valley, Buttle Area – 9:00 am at the Trailhead on Highway 28, Gold River Highway.

Naturalist Loys Maingon will lead a long day hike up the Elk River valley. The parking lot at the trail head is about 28 km past the bridge over Upper Campbell/Buttle Lakes, and drive time from Comox Valley is about 2 hours. Pack a lunch. This is a strenuous all day hike (24k round trip to Landslide Lake). Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please. Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org). For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

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Upcoming Walk: Saturday, June 23rd 2018, Paradise Meadows

SAT. June 23, 1:00 pm: Nature Walk – Early Blooms in Paradise Meadows #1

Naturalist Alison Maingon will lead an easy, 2-2 ½ hour walk around the Meadows loops identifying the subalpine plants now in bloom.
Meet at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre, Paradise Meadows at 1 pm. Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please.  Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org) For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

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